Gateway85 Community Improvement District Welcomes Hipolito Goico to Post 2 and Re-Elects Board Members, CID Continues until 2030

Long-time Gateway85 CID board member Lisa Reeves recognized for her years of service and Director of Operations, Robert Michener, recognized for 17 years of service

Norcross, GA May 20, 2024 – Property owners of the Gateway85 Community Improvement District, a self-taxing district that uses additional property taxes to accelerate infrastructure improvements, security enhancements and economic development over its 14-square mile district along the I-85 corridor in Gwinnett County, voted to continue to CID’s existence for another six years and held its annual Caucus of Electors on Wednesday, May 15, which resulted in the re-election of two board members and the election of one new board member.

The CID elected Hipolito “Po” Goico, co-founder and managing partner at Goico Bolet, P.C., as its newest board member to serve a three-year term. Goico fills the seat that was vacant following Lisa Reeves’ retirement announcement from the Gateway85 CID board in March after 12 years of service.

Goico’s legal career began in 1995, when he joined Blumer International as an associate, practicing corporate and immigration law. In 1999, he co-founded Goico Bolet, P.C., where he has continued to build his expertise and serve a diverse clientele for 25 years. Throughout his career, Goico has played a pivotal role in various professional and community organizations. He co-founded the Hispanic Bar Association in Georgia and served as the past Chairman of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Goico Bolet, P.C. has focused on general corporate, employment and business immigration matters, and he has been admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia and has actively contributed to numerous boards and community activities.

Gateway85 CID Chairman Shiv Aggarwal was re-elected to serve another three-year term on the board and will remain as chairman of the board. Aggarwal, president of American Management Services, brings more than 34 years of active community involvement to his role and founded Global Mall, the first and only indoor South Asian mall in North America. Under his leadership, the development, located on Jimmy Carter Boulevard, serves as a vibrant hub for cultural exchange and economic empowerment, attracting more than 300,000 visitors annually from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Current board member Michael Reams was also re-elected to serve a three-year term. He is the director of studio operations at OFS, where his leadership has played a crucial role in fostering the growth of Georgia’s burgeoning film industry. Since joining OFS in 2001, Michael has held various senior managerial roles, spanning from sales to procurement services before transitioning to the entertainment sector within the company.


About Gateway85 CID

Gateway85 Community Improvement District is one of the largest CIDs in the state of Georgia. The public-private partnership is funded by commercial property owners in the 14-square mile area, spanning the I-85 corridor in southwest Gwinnett County. Formed in 2006, the formerly named Gwinnett Village CID represents more than 550 owners, accounting for $1.7 billion in commercial property value. Gateway85 succeeds by partnering with Georgia DOT, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Gwinnett County, Norcross and Peachtree Corners. These partnerships have led to over $110 million in improvements since 2006 and are on track to produce another $179 million in progress by 2030. For more information, please visit the website, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

Media Contacts:

Sharon Goldmacher, on behalf of Gateway85 CID
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Carter Brown, on behalf of Gateway85 CID
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